EgyptAir plane carrying 66 has crashed

The plane most likely crashed into the sea, said Ihab Raslan, a spokesman for the Egyptian civil aviation authority.

// Top Mass. GOP donors are holding back on Trump

Of the state?s top Republican donors, only one ? auto tycoon Ernie Boch Jr. ? is publicly supportive of Donald Trump.

Vice President Hubert Humphrey, right, and and his running mate, Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, left, with their wives at the Democratic Convention in Chicago following their nomination for president and vice president Aug. 29, 1968. (AP Photo)



The lessons of 1968

One seminal year saw the birth of a conservative, antigovernment backlash that still dominates American politics.

Former Republican governor William F. Weld.

Weld is set to join Libertarian ticket as VP candidate

The former Republican governor of Mass. and former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson are expected to announce a partnership.

David Njuguna of Webster pleaded not guilty.

Christopher Evans/The Boston Herald via AP

Man pleads not guilty in crash that killed trooper

Prosecutors said David Njuguna was in an ?impaired state? before the Charlton crash that killed Trooper Thomas Clardy in March.

// Baker wants better communication with Amtrak

Governor Charlie Baker plans to set ?very aggressive protocols? with Amtrak regarding the tracks it shares with the MBTA.

Mass. Senate receives subpoena in Joyce probe

The subpoena sought records from a small group of senators, though officials would not say exactly what was requested.

Mattapan man testifies he was in car when girlfriend was shot

At the murder trial of Christopher Jackson, Mark Finley described the moments when his long-time girlfriend was shot to death as she sat beside him.

Water-repellent spray wears off in six to eight weeks, allowing poems to become visible when it rains.

Where are Boston?s invisible poems?

Somewhere in Uphams Corner, Hyde Park, Roslindale Square, and Dudley Square are four invisible poems.

// Boston arts leaders say: Show them the money

Arts leaders are worried that without a dedicated funding source, the city?s cultural master plan may have little impact.

// UMass criticized for too many out-of-state students

The university system has increased selectivity and recruiting outside Mass., making it unattainable for locals, a conservative group says.

Aubry Bracco.

Cambridge?s Aubry Bracco comes up short on ?Survivor?

New Jersey bartender Michele Fitzgerald beat Bracco for the $1 million prize on CBS?s ?Survivor? Wednesday night.

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// When the billboard has a brain

New billboards are using cellphone information to target ads for groups of consumers.

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// Sleaze and slapstick aplenty in ?The Nice Guys?

Featuring Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, ?The Nice Guys? plays like a coarser, brawnier retread of 2005?s ?Kiss Kiss Bang Bang.?

Yvonne Abraham

A plus and a minus for Mass. State Police

In recent days, two state troopers have provided vivid examples, one in each direction, of what integrity is.

IDEAS | John Kaag and Clancy Martin

// Drones and the conscientious objector

It?s time to revisit longstanding norms regarding military loyalty.


// So who are the Celtics going to pick?

The Celtics hold the third pick in the NBA Draft, and they appear to have plenty of options.

Ground Game

ground game

// Drama inside and out at the conventions

There won?t be a lot of party unity for either the Republicans or the Democrats.

The Big Picture

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The big picture

Shanghai?s nail neighborhood

In a corner of Shanghai, surrounded by a cement wall, lies one of the world?s most valuable fields of debris and garbage.

Globe investigations

// Private schools, painful secrets

More than 200 victims. At least 90 legal claims. At least 67 private schools in New England. This is the story of hundreds of students sexually abused by staffers, and emerging from decades of silence today.